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Aboriginal Tent Embassy

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The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a semi-permanent assemblage where residing activists claim to represent the political rights of Aboriginal Australians. It is made up of signs and tents on the lawn opposite Old Parliament House in Canberra, the Australian capital. It is not considered an official embassy by the Australian Government. – Wikipedia

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The story behind the Aboriginal Tent Embassy – Fifty years ago, Gary Foley was among the protestors that established the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the lawns of Parliament House. What started out as a media stunt turned into one of the most significant and enduring protests for Aboriginal land rights and sovereignty. This year it is celebrating fifty years of endurance.


Revisiting the Aboriginal tent embassy

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Legal tent embassy made illegal and torn down in one day (1972) – ABC Australia

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